Just like you need a safe space for working, your kids need a safe space for studying. No matter their age, you should designate an area for them to do their drawing, do their homework, and study. This can be any corner or room in your home, and turn that space into a comfy and motivational area. Let’s see how you can achieve this.
Involve Your Child In Decoration
When you’ve picked an area, you and your kid can work together on how to decorate the space. Your kid may pick the color of the space, help you paint it, and they can pick some other elements, too. When you involve them in this process, they will become aware that this is their own space for learning and will help them get into the right headspace. You should also listen to their ideas and suggestions for the decorations, as they will be spending a lot of their time in that area. Basically, work together on achieving this goal.
Personalize the Space
When you personalize their study space, your child will be able to connect with that space which will then motivate them to study. To personalize the space, you can use their photos, wall art and so much more. You can hang a few framed photos of your family, pick a customizable text art poster with their name, or even let your child pick their own wallpaper. Also, such decor and personal touches will provide comfort to the area. As a result, your kid will focus better in that space which will improve their learning habits. So, add a cozy rug and some colorful cushions to their study corner, and that inviting atmosphere will encourage your child to spend time there.
Pick a Good Desk and a Chair
A sturdy and practical desk is essential for any study space. So, browse through stores to find a sturdy and spacious desk that can support all your kid’s study materials. Also, make sure to have enough space for a computer on the desk, too, and a little extra space for all the books, and a desk lamp.
Additionally, they will need a quality chair, too. As kids are young, we have to teach them about good posture early on. An ergonomic and comfy chair will support that, and your kid will be comfortable and keep their spine healthy while studying.
Provide Ample Storage
A cluttered study space is distracting and often stressful. That is why you should make sure to provide enough storage for your kid’s study area. This can also be done by picking a good desk that has enough drawers and even organizers for all the books. Additionally, you can put up shelves above the table or somewhere next to it, so the child can organize their books and materials. Cabinets are also a great idea and all the pencils and other drawing materials can easily be organized in decorative baskets and bins. Whatever option you choose, just make sure to teach your child to rely on that storage space and the importance of staying organized.
It is often hard to get kids to stay put and do their homework. However, if you pick an area that will be just for them, they will easily get accustomed to spending their time there with a book. Just make sure to involve them in the process of setting up their study space, and they will immediately connect with that new cozy environment.